Srinivasan Krishnamoorthy

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How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

University of Maryland

14 Incredible Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Everyone Should Know About

Every year, the World Economic Forum reports on technology pioneers from around the world. As you might expect, this year, many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at the core of their business to deliver innovative products and service offerings. Anyone interested in AI …

Artificial Intelligence

What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

5books

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Quantum Mechanics

4 Reasons Why Companies Struggle To Adopt Deep Learning

Over the last years, companies have reaped the benefits of embracing data-driven methods. The <i>data 2.0</i> strategy will be driven by new AI techniques like deep learning, reinforcement learning, and Bayesian machine learning.<p>Deep learning is the state-of-the-art approach to AI across machine …

Machine Learning

This Is How Much Dark Matter Passes Through Your Body Every Second

The Universe, despite all the planets, stars, gas, dust, galaxies, and more we find within it, doesn’t quite add up. On the largest cosmic scales, we find the same story everywhere we look: there isn’t enough matter to account for the gravitational effects we observe. Matter clumps into a cosmic …

Dark Matter

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

Valley of the Dolls: from reject to 30-million best-seller

Even by the standards of a cold rejection letter, the one Jacqueline Susann received from publishers Geis Associates in 1965 was brutal.<p>Her novel Valley of the Dolls was dismissed as "painfully dull, inept, clumsy, undisciplined, rambling and thoroughly amateurish". So how did such a poor book go …

Books

Taming Superconductors with String Theory

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(</i><i>find original story here</i><i>).</i><p>String theory was devised as a way to unite the laws of quantum mechanics with those of gravity, with …

Quantum Physics

No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

Muonium - the most exotic atom?

I’d never heard of it before this week, but it’s real. And there are plans to use it to look for antigravity<p>As I scrolled through the physics papers posted on the arXiv this week, one in particular caught my eye – “Measuring Antimatter Gravity with Muonium”. Possibly, this was because I wrote a bit …

Elon Musk picks student winners to further Hyperloop dreams

Students from MIT beat off competition from rivals to build and test pods for the mass transportation system of the future<p>A group of American student engineers have won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Psychology

Why Finding Gravitational Waves Would Be Such a Big Deal

<i>This article was originally published on 1/11/2016.</i><p>This morning, the Internet erupted with rumors that physicists have finally observed gravitational …

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot)

You're a stellar communicator and you make an effort to stay on top of the latest industry jargon so that you can get your point across as clearly as …

Employment

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

Crime

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Toyota's New Hydrogen Car First Drive: Produces Exhaust Water Clean Enough To Drink, So I Did

When Toyota emailed about their latest car I got very excited. To understand why I have to take you back a bit to a really old segment from Top Gear back in 2003. In that film James May drove a GM prototype called the Hy-Wire. Back then electric cars as we know them now were an impossibility, there …

Energy

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

Quantum Physics

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Discovered New State of Matter

Excitons are made when a photon strikes a material, mostly a semiconductor. If an electron is knocked loose, or excited, it leaves what is labelled …

The Long Search for Elusive Ripples in Spacetime

This month, one of the most elusive quests in physics began ... again. A century ago, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity predicted the …

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Toshiba just posted a $318 million loss in the wake of its profit-padding scandal

The vast 140-year-old conglomerate said that its annual loss for the year to March 2015 would be 37.8 billion yen ($318 million), reversing a previously expected 120 billion yen annual profit.<p>Toshiba left unchanged its previously announced 170 billion yen operating profit on sales of 6.65 trillion …

Hawking: Black holes store information

<b>Black holes preserve information about the stuff that falls into them, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.</b><p>Physicists have long argued about what happens to information about the physical state of things that are swallowed up by black holes.<p>This information was thought to be destroyed, but it turned …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

Photograph: Alex Bellos<p>The chessboard with squares of side 2 goes on for ever. The coin has diameter 1.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/26/1440575993802/e55b2c40-f295-45a4-ba23-b01a9f9e2dd8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alex Bellos<p>The chessboard with squares of side …

Photography